1-2-3 Come Do Some Zoo Telling-Time Activities With Me!
As promised, I'm continuing to design some zoo-themed activities in celebration of National Zoo Month, as well as the fact that many lucky little kiddos get to go on an end-of-the-year field trip to the zoo! Woo hoo for you!
Whenever I went on an outing with my students, time was everything. When to get ready; when to board the bus and leave; when do we arrive? When can we eat; when do we leave to go back to school; when do we get there? etc. So I thought it would be fun to create a zoo booklet centered around time.
I've included analog clocks that students draw hands on, as well as blank spaces for them to record the digital time that things happened. Be sure and remind them to complete the sentences with appropriate punctuation.
Share the Zoo Time booklet with your students before you leave, to make them aware of the times that they need to be thinking about.
Attach a copy to your clipboard (I always carried one with an attendance sheet, emergency information and contact numbers on it. )
As you arrive and go through the zoo, ask your students what time it is. You can use a watch or your cell phone. When they come up with an answer, record it in your booklet.
When you get back to school, have children help you make a list of the various times on the board. They can refer to this, as they record the digital time in their booklet and then draw hands on the analog clocks to show those times.
Give them a few minutes to color the pages and then read the Zoo Time booklet, as a whole group. Note some of the various other times that students have come up with for their last page.
Click on the link to view/download the Zoo Time booklet.
Finally, More Zoo Time is a matching packet with time cards to the hour and half hour.
Print, laminate and use as flashcards, in a pocket chart, for Matching or "I Have; Who Has?" games. Make up an extra set and cut them into puzzles.
There's also an elephant clock "craftivity" for your students to make as well as a certificate of praise bookmark (in black line as well as color). Click on the link to view/download the more Zoo Time packet.
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"All you need is twenty seconds of insane courage, and I promise you, something great will come of it." - From "We Bought a Zoo"